Friday, June 11, 2010

Crossroads of the Pacific Sign

This sign which stood outside Kau Kau Korner at the intersection of Kapiolani and Kalakaua Avenues, was a popular spot for WW2 servicemen to take souvenir snapshots of their stay in Hawaii.

Kau Kau Korner, a 24-hour drive-in — with its short-skirted car hop waitresses — was a favorite hangout from 1935 to 1960. A radio DJ named Don-in-the-Fishbowl used to broadcast live from a glass enclosure in the parking lot.

The site was then occupied by the equally popular Coco’s Coffee House until 1986, when it in turn made way for the Hard Rock Cafe.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Robert Colso, I was stationed on the USS ENTERPRISE CV-6 Air craft Carrier with our home base in Pearl Harbor
I went to the kau kau korner drive-in in 1941. I had to catch a bus as I did not have a car.

August 7, 2015 at 3:20 PM  

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